Grenada Landmarks

Two islands worth of attractions means your Grenada vacation will never be dull

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The history of Grenada is spicy – literally. One of the island's major exports is nutmeg, and many of the landmarks available for guests to visit are spice processing plants. Visitors will also find rum distilleries, historic forts, and a hand full of museums to visit

Museums

Assuming you like to learn about unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation. Click on the each name to obtain more information.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is The Carriacou Museum. It is Hillsborough, in northeastern Grenada. As you tour the museum, you will find a collection of Amerindian and African artifacts, as well as a collection of pieces from the colonial era.

Grenada National Museum: The Grenada National Museum is housed in an old army barracks and prison that was originally built in 1704. The museum is located off Young Street, and is a quaint locale, but filled with a great deal of interesting information about island history and culture.

Grenada Sugar Factory: The Grenada Sugar Factory Museum features tour guides that will take you step by step through the process of refining sugar into one of the many products it is used to create; including rum. At the end of the tour, you can also sample some of the rum at the Sample Bar.

The following table provides you with a few details concerning a few available museums on Grenada.

Museums On Grenada
Name Phone Location Island
Grenada National Museum (473) 440-3725 Downtown St. George Grenada
Grenada Sugar Factory (473) 444-5363 The vicinity of St. George's Grenada
The Carriacou Museum (473) 443-8288 2.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central L'esterre Carriacou

Historical Sites

Fort Frederick

Enjoy learning some of the history of the places you visit? If so, you might enjoy visiting one or two of these historical attractions during your vacation.

Ningo Well is a historical site just on the edge of Grenada. There are no amenities at the site, and is definitely a site for history appreciation only.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Carriacou Ruins. It is Carriacou, in northern Grenada. While efforts have been made to protect and renovate the ruins, many of them are unmanaged and in poor condition. With that said, the historical benefit gained from the ruins require background information, context, and a bit of imagination.

Fort Frederick: Fort Frederick was built in the late 1700's by the French after they took the island from the British. While its history may not be particularly unique, the ruins offer a bit of intrigue, and the views from the top are fantastic.

Take a moment to read the following table for more information on historic sites on the island.

Historic Sites On Grenada
Name Phone Location Island
Amerindian Well -- Carriacou Carriacou
Carib's Leap -- 0.5 mi. Northwest of Central Sauteurs Grenada
Carriacou Ruins -- 2.7 mi. North of Central Hillsborough Carriacou
Dover Ruins -- 0.6 mi. South of Central Windward Carriacou
Duquense Bay Petroglyphs -- 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Crayfish Grenada
Fort Frederick -- 1.0 mi. East of Downtown St. George Grenada
Fort George -- Downtown St. George Grenada
Fort Matthew -- 1.3 mi. East of Downtown St. George Grenada
Gun Point -- 1.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Windward Carriacou
Ningo Well -- 0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Windward Carriacou
Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough -- 2.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central L'esterre Carriacou
River Antoine Rum Distillery (473) 442-7109 1.3 mi. East of Central Belmont Grenada
Westerhall Rum Distillery (473) 443-5477 1.3 mi. Southeast of Central Petit Etang Grenada

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests can experience some other worthwhile local attractions on the island.

Many travelers choose to visit Campus War Memorial. It is True Blue Bay, in southwestern Grenada. Located in on St. George's University, the memorial is in honor of the 19 American soldiers who died during Operation Urgent Fury.

The other types of landmarks on the island are shown here:

Miscellaneous Landmarks On Grenada
Name Type Location
Campus War Memorial Monument 0.3 mi. South West of Central True Blue Bay
Underwater Sculpture Park Monument 1.9 mi. Northwest of Central Mt. Gay

If you are looking for a wider selection of points of interest beyond this category, you might want to cast a wider net. Use this link to find our page regarding other interesting attractions for Grenada.

Vacationers hoping to learn a little something about Grenada have plenty of options to explore, from rum distilleries and spice processing facilities to historic forts and ruins. Whether you want to spend a day perusing an outdoor market or learning island history at a museum, Grenada has enough landmarks to keep your days filled to the brim.

 

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